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Parents, staff, and students were able to meet hundreds of  famous people at Maude Saunders Elementary School recently.  Each first grader researched,  created a cardboard cutout, and became an expert on one famous person.  Guests were delighted to get to talk one-on-one with the likes of George Washington, Barack Obama, Usher, Henry Ford, and many more famous personalities.  The teachers, students, and guests all enjoyed spending time with so many well-known faces!

Shown here are Ruby Bridges (Jeana Lee), George Washington Carver (William Anderson), Abraham Lincoln (Michael Mitchem),  Laura Ingalls Wilder (Makatie Richards),  Amelia Earhart (Kaylie Harrison), Martin Luther King (Aiden Willcox) , Mother Theresa (Payton McMillian), and Jane Goodall (Ava Taylor)

Determination is is the BES character trait of the month. These students were selected as the Students of Determination. 

Pictured left to right: Titan Anglin, Annie Rose Allen, Remi Voelker, Collin Tipton, Harlan Lindell

The sixth annual concert, “FULL SCORE:  Spring Showcase for the Arts”, will be presented at 6:30 PM at the Walton High School Auditorium on May 1st, 2015.    Ron Kelley will be the master of ceremonies for the evening as public schools bring this year’s performance highlights to the stage. 


Tickets are on sale in advance for $5.00 or at the door for $7.00.   Student tickets are $3.00 and children 5 and under are free.  Students in music programs of Walton County are currently selling tickets. 


This year’s concert will include elementary, chorus, band, jazz band, and steel pan drum performances.  Vocal and instrumental solos will also be included.  Music teachers have a special treat for the presentation of our National Anthem this year! 


This is a fantastic way to show our community how much you support music education and the talented youth of Walton County. 


ECMS student Jackson Weatherall won the 2015 Purestrike Hurricane Junior Golf Spring Tour Championship held at Sandestin Baytowne in the boys 13-14 division.

Marley Bartlett in 5th grade at Freeport Middle School won 1st place in the Walton County Sheriff's Office Art Contest, the theme was "Family Fun Activities" for Child Abuse Prevention Month in April. A special thanks to Officer Nathan Hicks for informing us about this great project!

SWHS students Tabitha Gaydos, Leah Ellison, Nick Collier, and Reese Westberry placed first in the 2015 Teen Public Service Announcement (PSA) Contest for the Walton County high school division with their cyberbullying PSA.

FES 4th graders, under the direction of master gardener volunteers, have created an impressive vegetable and flower garden. They hope to enjoy the fruits of their labor before the end of the school year. FES families are invited to stop by and see it when visiting the school.

SWHS Senior Paxton Dixon signs a letter of commitment to play basketball at Birmingham Southern next year.


He is joined by his parents, Jim and Camille Dixon, Assistant Principal Jimmy Ross, Athletic Director Phil Tisa, Head Boys Basketball Coach John Davies, and Principal Alexis Tibbetts.

Congratulations to Marley Bartlett, a fifth grade student at  Freeport Middle School, for  winning the Walton County Sheriff's Office Art Contest.  The theme was "Family Fun Activities" for Child Abuse Prevention Month in April. FMS would like to thank Officer Nathan Hicks for informing them about the contest.  They would  also like to thank Lt. Angie Hogeboom, Blast Arcades, and Moo La La Ice cream for supporting this contest!

Pictured L to R:  Officer Nathan Hicks, Marley Bartlett, Lt. Angie Hogebroom